Joshua Breakstone will appear at freeFall for one night only on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m., at freeFall Theatre in St. Petersburg.
ST. PETERSBURG - freeFall Theatre is excited to announce an all-new addition to our immensely popular Tandem Series. Once again, we’re teaming up with the Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association to bring some sweet jazz to St. Petersburg.
Joshua Breakstone will appear at freeFall for one night only on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. Tickets are only $20 ($15 for Al Downing Jazz Members. $10 for students. $2 ticket processing charges apply for all non-members)
“Fire in velvet. A fitting description of Joshua Breakstone’s jazz guitar,” wrote Paul Weidman in The Sante Fe New Mexican. “His flowing lines on up-tempo cookers are impeccably clean and fiery, bearing the mark of a first-rate improviser, while his chordal work on heartbreaker ballads is the final word in finesse,” has raved Guitar Player Magazine. Japan’s Jazz Hihyo (aka Jazz Critique) recognizes that “The style in which Joshua develops his fluid single-note solos used to be thought of as the Grant Green School, but now this man leads the school.” Downbeat also has written “There is no shortage of young, knock-out jazz guitarists about us these days. And Joshua Breakstone is among the best of them.”
With 20 recordings as a leader with such greats as Kenny Barron, Barry Harris, Tommy Flanagan, Pepper Adams, Jimmy Knepper, Jack McDuff, Mickey Roker, Al Harewood, etc, Joshua Breakstone has established himself as one of the major jazz guitarists of our day. He is also the author of “Jazz Etudes: Studies For The Beginning Improviser”, a standard text at many colleges and universities, and has both performed and presented clinics and workshops throughout the world.